I had so much fun doing this home decor project . . .it's featured as my weekly challenge at Croppin' Paradise, and it is also my extra project for the Studio 101 Blog! I found this quote on a giant chalkboard in a scrap store in Twin Falls this summer . . . the quote spoke to me and wanted to be represented in my home! I had a giant shaped piece of chipboard that I knew would make the perfect home for the quote. I started with white paint, misted black cherry, silver, and clear to get the background. I then lettered the quote in with black marker. I added the felt flowers and sparkly bits of stickled flourishes. To finish it, I added the butterflies and the ribbon on which to hang the piece! I love it, and it is displayed proudly in my new scrap space!!
This month . . . one of our DT assignments was to create projects using the Nikki Sivils lines that were released this summer . . . I was lucky and got to create with one of the Christmas lines . . . they were sooo much fun! I created 6 different cards and had an absolute blast . . . the colors combo is so much fun and the embellishments are perfect. I made all these cards and I only had 3 sheets of paper and one sheet of stickers! Not much product . .. but look at all that I created!! I added some different ribbons . . . some bling . . . some stamps . . . and a sparkle here or there! It was a lot of fun!!
This week at Studio 101, we had a guest challenger: Lain Ehmann . . . she challenged us to use holiday stuff on a page (specifically Christmas & Halloween) on a layout that's NOT about a holiday! Here's my page about my brother's giant shoes . . . I tried to make it look like the snowman was talking!! It was definitely a giant step out of my box!! Have fun!
The Sept. 5 challenge was to scrap a birthday photo that didn't look too cheesy . . . I think I able able to conqueror this challenge!! I loved all the misting that I did . . . everything came from my stash! It was so much fun!! Enjoy!
Hey Peeps . . . I'm coming at you from my new scrap space bringing you not one but TWO CHALLENGES!! I love it when this happens! I created the layout below for this week's challenge to scrap a LANDMARK OF YOUR CITY at Studio 101. I scrapped my high school . . . the landmark is the dome . . . that giant white thing in my picture . . . everyone in the valley knows this shape! It's crazy! Then I created the above sketch for the below layout for the sketch challenge this week at Croppin' Paradise! It was so much fun! I love the ribbon bits and the misted stars! I matted the picture 3 times because they are the school colors .. . it would be great to see different patterns! Just have fun!
For the Studio 101 challenge, the team was asked to find two of the ugliest papers and create a layout with them! My two papers in their orginal form are shown in the first picture. My layout is the challenge for the CP team this week. Create a layout about your dreams (or someone else's dreams) using my dream as the title of your layout. I was inspired by a short article in the latest Vanity Fair magazine written by Michael Kors entitled "My Dream".
So it's been a crazy summer for me . . . and it's almost over. I will be starting school again on Monday, and I think that I'm actually looking forward to it!
The girls and I have been busy moving into our new home, which happens to be directly across the street from where I work, for the past few weeks. I love it, and so do the girls. We have even acquired our very own new pet . . . Benji, a 6-year old pug with whom we've all fell madly in love with. It's been fun painting, decorating, and making this space one that my girls are comfortable with and one that shouts, "Andrea lives here!" I have almost finished unpacking all the boxes and re-arranging everything . . . I hope to have it all done by Sunday!
I'm trying to Just Breathe and take it all in before the madness called school starts! For now, I'm going to leave you with some pictures of projects that I had completed right before moving: